Thank you.

I mean it. From the bottom of my heart.

You’re the reason my colleagues at Banyan Hill and I can do what we love each and every day: live and breathe the markets — and help Main Street people achieve their dreams.

We couldn’t be happier when we get messages like this one from Eve:

If you are crazy busy like me, a single parent with teenagers, running your own company and working only on days that end in Y, [if you’re] dying to start actively managing your money, but [have] zero time to do proper research … THIS IS THE GROUP FOR YOU!!

Their passion for helping others has moved me very deeply, and inspires me to pay it forward.

So I want to take a pause from our regular analysis and use this day to simply say “thank you” in return.

This is why I love Thanksgiving.

The holiday gives us time to reflect on what we’re grateful for. That helps keep things in perspective.

I encourage you to sit back and reflect during this Thanksgiving season — just a moment or two to clear your head.

Because we have so many things to be thankful for.

Our experiences. Our memories. Our relationships. Even our missteps and failures. After all, those can hand us our most valuable lessons — in the markets and in life.

All of it comes together to shape who we are today.

A Thanksgiving Assignment

So, during this Thanksgiving season, I encourage you to consider all of your experiences, your life lessons, your missteps, your relationships.

Think about how they shaped you.

I’ll even let you in on what I’m thinking of this year … what I think about every year during this time: my parents. They helped me become the person I am today.

My dad is a good person who has always helped lead our family to better things. He showed me my first investing newsletter two decades ago. He brought me to the business.

My mom is no longer with us … but she was the kindest person I have ever known. She’s the reason I want to help people become better investors.

I think of both of them today, and I’m immeasurably grateful.

Take this time to think about the ways in which you’ve been blessed in your life. All of us have, even if it can be hard to see at times.

Then consider the people who were involved.

Thank them. This is the perfect time.

Is there someone who affected you who you’ve lost touch with?

Track them down. Call them. Text them. Email them. Whatever it takes to get the conversation started.

You’ll be thankful that you did.

With that in mind — from all of us at Banyan Hill to all of you:

Happy Thanksgiving.

Brian Christopher

Editor, Profit Line